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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 25, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros’ George Springer’s foul ball landed in a funnel cake stand deep fryer | For The Win

Orioles game recap: Astros win in 13 innings as Birds whiff 19 times - Baltimore Sun
The Orioles' longest game of the year, Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros, was one they will quickly try to forget.

Astros' Carlos Gomez begins rehab stint with Class AA Corpus Christi - Houston Chronicle
Carlos Gomez will play his first of as many as six games with Class AA Corpus Christi on Tuesday night as the struggling center fielder works to recapture his swing.

Astros' CF Colby Rasmus ejected after arguing call - Houston Chronicle
Colby Rasmus ejected in the sixth inning by home plate umpire Dana DeMuth for arguing balls and strikes

Astros analysis: Last-place club's alternatives presently limited - Houston Chronicle
It seems long ago when the closer's competition between Luke Gregerson and Ken Giles was the most prominent story line of Astros spring training.

Back on track, Astros' Ken Giles nearing 100 mph - Houston Chronicle

The high-leverage situations with the team leading have been scarce, but regardless of the inning, Ken Giles has recently looked much more like the pitcher the Astros relinquished so much to acquire.

MLB News

The Twins are a mess with fewer wins than the Braves -
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Twins' terrible 2016, Matt Harvey no-showing the media, and the fascinating Yankees' decisions to come.

The Yankees are at the crossroads, which makes them baseball's most fascinating team -
The Yankees are in the middle of a winning streak. Should they buy into it, or should they consider trading their most valuable players and focusing on 2018?

Matt Harvey commits baseball's ultimate sin, doesn't talk to press after game - Amazin' Avenue
Harvey didn't stick around to answer questions after his start last night. Who cares?

Now you can have a minor league baseball mascot perform your wedding ceremony -
You get two tickets to the game and one marriage for only $20!

A fan threw a paper airplane on the field and Joey Votto stomped it into oblivion -
Votto's new nickname is "airplane stomper."